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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
stockholm. the swedish academy announced francis certain hirosh and david line lin of the u.s. win the nobel prize for physics enabling manipulating and measuring quantum systems. the award carries a $1.2 million prize for each. and nobel prizes for chemistry, literature, economics and the nobel peace prize will be announced throughout the week. >>> following breaking news also out of asia. north korea says that its missiles can reach the u.s. mainland. that's new this morning. this warning comes after the u.s. agreed to let south korea have missiles capable of striking anywhere in the north. pyongyang says that professionals the south and its allies are plotting to invade the country. most experts question whether north korea has mastered the technology needed to launch an attack against the u.s. >>> a post-debate for mitt romney has him leading in at least one poll. a survey by pew research shows mitt romney now holds a 4-point lead over the president, 49% to 45%. it amounts to a huge swing for the former governor who trailed the president by 8 points in pew's previous poll, just abo
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Oct 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
presidential candidates will debate again themselves next tuesday, october 16th. >>> the u.s. is hoping to build a public-private partnership to fight cyber attacks. this comes as the u.s. points the finger at iran as a source of recent cyber attacks on oil and gas companies in the persian gulf. they appear to be in retaliation for u.s. sanctions against the country. panetta called those attacks possibly the most destructive the private sector has seen yet. >>> today a civil liberties and advocacy group will put out its own ads in metro stations to combat the ads that are pro israel. cares campaign in response to the anti-jihad posters. a c.a.r.e. spokesperson hasn't said what the ads will say,ut they will promote mutual understanding and challenge hate. >>> a montgomery county child defies death after a fall out of a window nine stories up. the 4-year-old boy fell out of an apartment window on the 9th story of an apartment building on piney branch road in silver spring. a tree helped break that boy's fall. neighbors found the boy in a bush crying in pain. >> after that fall, he's a very l
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >>> the u.s. may not be close to sitting down with iran to discuss its nuclear program after all. the white house is denying a new york times report that the two sides have agreed in principal to one-on-one talks. a national security council spokesman says iran will continue to face sanctions unless they can prove their nuclear program is peaceful. the program has continued to progress despite harsh penalties from the u.s. and its allies. >>> a developing story out of lebanon. troops continue to battle sunni and shiite gunmen. at least six people were wounded in the latest fighting. lebanon's anti-syria intelligence chief was killed in a car many bombing. many intelligence officials and protesters blame syria for that death. >>> the redskins make a move to help out their offense with a fan favorite. as governor, i cut five billion dollars in spending and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
dinner. tomorrow the president will hit the campaign trail in ohio. >>> virginia's u.s. senate candidates will hold their second debate today. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine will square off in richmond. a recent nbc/wall street journal/marist poll shows kaine pulling ahead of allen 49-44%. david gregory moderated their first debate last month. >>> today controversial ads will be popping up in some metro stations and on some metro buses. the ads equate muslim radicals to savages, and they'll be displayed at the georgia avenue, petworth, "u" street, takoma, and glen mont stations. the american defense initiative created the ads, and metro didn't want to post them based on the violent response to the anti-islam video made in the u.s. a judge ruled on friday that metro was violating the afdi's first amendment rights. the ads have been posted in new york city subway stations since last month. >>> five minutes after the hour, and the nationals playoff run off to a great start. they won the opening game of the national league division series, and the game's big hero st
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
month's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. it's expected to focus on serious missteps by the state department. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed in that attack. a state department official will be one of the witnesses to testify before the house oversight committee. he is expected to deny reports the state department ignored requests for additional security in libya in the weeks before the attack. >>> today the supreme court will hear a case on whether race should be a factor considered in college admissions. the nine justices will hear the case of abigail fisher. she says she was denied admission to the university of texas austin in 2008 because she's white. the university says she was denied because she fell outside the top 10% of her class. the decision isn't expected until next year. >>> now at 6:06 we're learning new information about a murder of a reporter. fauquier county sheriff's investigators now say sarah libby greenhall died from a gunshot wound to the neck. firefighters found the 48-year-old's body in july when her house caught fire in upp
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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
-raising dinner. >>> virginia's u.s. senate candidates will hold their second debate today. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine will square off in richmond. a recent wall street journal/marist poll shows tim kaine pulling ahead. david gregory moderated the debate last month. >>> today a warning that china's two leading technology firms pose a major security concern to the u.s. there's a live look at the capitol. after a year long investigation, the panel is warning the government, as well as private businesses, to avoid poway technologies and zte corporation. those companies are among the world's leading telecommunications companies. both deny posing a threat to the u.s. >>> and venezuela's president hugo chavez wips a third term in office. the electoral council announced that chavez won by a narrow margin. it ends a bitter campaign in which chavez denied using oil control to his advantage. >>> this morning the pharmacy at the center of a deadly meningitis outbreak is voluntarily recalling all of its products. the new england compounding center says the move is just a precau
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Oct 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
plea brown is required to be truthful with authorities and disclose personal finances. the u.s. attorney's office is not commenting to the on the reason for the hearing. brown faces up to a year in prison. >>> pepco and its workers reached tentative agreement on a contract avoiding strike. the membership still has to vote on that contract. neither side is providing specific details about the new deal but the union president is recommending members approve it. >>> time for a first look at our forecast. veronica johnson joining us to tell us about the rain and cold. >> chilly. yesterday's high only 55. that was it. >> sad. >> it felt like late fall. early winter. snowshoe mountain resort in west virginia, look at the lift with flakes coming down. that started about 9:00 a.m. yesterday. they picked up a light coating there. as far as what we saw around here, we had showers kind of on and off yesterday. and this morning we're still left with a few showers moving through the area. 48 degrees the current temperature. the dew point at 44. so there has been a little bit of fog that's t
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Oct 16, 2012 5:00am EDT
u.s. ambassador to libya. he grew up and went to college in california. senator dianne feinstein and libya's ambassador to the u.s. are expected to attend today's service at san francisco's city hall. >>> two virginia hikers found safe in montana after being stranded for days in the snow will return home today. neal peckens of herndon and jason hiser of richmond went hiking in glacier national park last week. family reported them missing when they did not catch a flight home on friday. neal's mother says the pair hiked into the back country and fell into a ravine. they were stranded in cold temperatures and more than a foot of snow. park rangers found the men safe around 3:30 yesterday afternoon. >> i never felt that this was going to end catastrophically. i never felt that somet happened to him. >> peckens and hiser were taken to the hospital and given a clean bill of health. it's not clear what time he'll be arriving home today. >>> today is the deadline for metro to have completed installing cell phone service for all its underground stations. metro will testify to congress about
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Oct 31, 2012 5:00am EDT
damage left behind by sandy. right now that storm to blame for at least 50 deaths just here in the u.s. more than 8.5 million homes and businesses from maine all the way to the carolinas still in the dark. widespread outages in lower han at an. sandy shaping up to be one of the costliest natural disasters on record in the u.s. as well. so far it's estimated to cost between $20 billion and $50 billion in damage. >>> thousands of area residents are slowly getting their power back, but thousands more are still in the dark. dominion virginia is working to restore electricity to more than 20,000 customers in northern virginia. novec has more than 3,300 homes and businesses in the dark. 1,500 pepco customers have no electricity. and more than 24,000 local bge homes and businesses are without power, most of them in anne arundel county. >>> a lot of you heading back to work and school today. the federal government and local jurisdictions will be open this morning as well as most schools in our area. however, in virginia manassas park schools are closed and two-hour delays in fauquier, frederic
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Oct 17, 2012 5:00am EDT
may be after a random. >>> officers trying to determine what led to a dedly shooting along the u.s.-canada border in washington state. a man shot and critically injured a canadian border officer yesterday afternoon. the man then turned the gun on himself and died. the driver was on his way from the u.s. to canada. the shooting temporarily shut down the border crossing on both sides. everything is back open this morning. >>> a colorado community is mourning the loss of a 10-year-old girl killed near denver. more than 2,000 people showed up for a vigil to remember jessica ridgeway. many wore people, the girl's favorite color. the girl disappeared earlier this month after leaving her house to walk to school. after an intense search, police found the girl's dismembered body but have yet to find the suspected killer. >>> a 4.0 magnitude quake hit hollis center, maine, just after 7:00 last night. it sent shock waves throughout new england. a store employee a few miles away from the epicenter thought a gas explosion caused the building to shake, but it was the quake that caused all that r
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Oct 17, 2012 6:00am EDT
eastern afghanistan. 45 people were hurt in that attack. this happened at the gate of a u.s.-afghan combat outpost in the paktiya province. the taliban is claiming responsibility for that acan at that -- attack. >>> a drive by shooting at third street and livingston road in southeast washington. police say around 12:45 this morning, a gunman on a motorcycle fired a gun, hitting a man in the leg. the gunman then crashed his bike and took off. police are still looking for him. >>> a second person in virginia has died from the nationwide meningitis outbreak. that raises the death toll now to 16, more than 230 others are sick. this news comes as federal criminal investigators raided the massachusetts pharmacy linked to the infections. health officials believe steroid injections to help back pain were contaminated. on monday the food and drug administration warned other drugs from the pharmacy may be tainted. >>> the group that launched a controversial advertising campaign on metro wants a new ad posted in stations and buses. this is the new ad from the american freedom defense initiativ
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
tweeted event in u.s. political history. from denver, i'm tracy potts, back to you. >> tracy, thank you. both candidates will be back on the campaign trail today. president obama will stay in denver while mitt romney heads to virginia. and the latest nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the race in the commonwealth tightening. the president leads his republican rival by 2%. that is within the margin of error. he led there by 4% last month. and in the race, it's even tighter in another battleground state, florida. president obama leads romney by 1%. >>> many virginians are keeping close tabs on this election, especially the ones entering the job market. hundreds of george mason university students watched, and said they were grading the candidates on what they had to say as well as how they said it. >> i'm not getting a sense of obama as the commander in cheesm. >> and romney? >> romney is really laying it down and being very detailed for once. >> my mind was already made up. but i became a lot more informed. >> i like when they're talking about the health care stuff. and about
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Oct 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
suspected mastermind of the 9/11 attacks is accusing the u.s. government of killing millions of people. khalid sheikh mohammed made the assertion yesterday when he appeared in a military courtroom in guantanamo bay. he claims the government uses national security as a reason to kill and torture. he was in court for hearings that will set the ground rules for his trial. he and four other men are charged with terrorism and murder. they could be sentenced to death. their trial won't likely begin for more than a year. >>> we may know who was behind last month's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. "the new york times" is reporting that libyan authorities blame ahmed katallah for that attack. he is the leader of a militant islamist group, that group is not affiliated with al qaeda, but it does share some of the same believes. they have denied having any part of the attack. >>> a high school hockey coach whose name appeared on the list of paying an instructor list for sex has stepped down. police say alexis wright ran the operation out of her zumba studio. she's accused of
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Oct 16, 2012 4:30am EDT
the race. >>> the paper officially stating it endorses former virginia governor and current u.s. senate candidate tim kaine. "the post" citing they agree with kaine on deficit cutting and allowing bush era tax cuts to expire. the paper also saying they admire kaine for his straight talk and civility. tony tull at the news desk. >> the deadline in maryland to vote is 9:00 tonight. you can register online at the state's board of elections website, elections.state.md.us. >>> a police officer and an ohio state trooper both recovering this morning after their motorcycles collided while escorting michelle obama. the two motorcycles somehow side swiped each other yesterday afternoon as the first lady was heading to the airport for a campaign event. >>> hearings for five men charged in the september 11th terror attacks continue in guantanamo bay today, but the judge in the case ruled the defendants can skip these preliminary sessions. lawyers for the accused argue that forcing them to attend could be psychologically damaging since the men could be forcibly removed from their cells. the
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Oct 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
the iranian oil sector. >> president obama also said reports that the u.s. and iran are planning to meet after the election are not true. the debate might have focused on foreign policy, but the conversation often shifted to domestic issues, including the bailout of the auto industry. >> look, i think anybody out there can check the record. governor romney, you keep on trying to air brush history. you were very clear that you would not provide government assistance to the oouts auto companies even if they went through bankruptcy. you said that they could get it in the private marketplace. that wasn't true. >> i like american cars, and i would do nothing to hurt the u.s. auto industry. my plan to get the industry on its feet when it was in real trouble was not to start writing checks. it was president bush that wrote the first checks. i disagreed with that. i said these companies need to go through -- manage a bankruptcy. >> romney also criticized the obama administration for giving loans to clean energy battery and car makers like tesla and fi fiskler. >> bruce springsteen will help
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Oct 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
arrested two men suspected of killing a u.s. border patrol agent. investigators say there is also a possibility that the agent was killed by friendly fire. agent nicholas ivy was killed and another agent was injured earlier this week along the mexico-u.s. border. officials still aren't sure what sparked the dent. the agents were responding to an alarm going off near the border when he was attacked. >>> and a member of the manson family could soon go free after 40 years in jail. a corrections board recommends parole for bruce davis. the 70-year-old was sentenced to life in prison for murdering two people in 1969. the board now has four months to review the recommendation. davis originally was granted parole in 2010, but then governor arnold schwarzenegger revoked the ruling. >>> a truck driver is fighting allegations against him related to a crash that killed a gaithersburg family. joseph sleezak is charged with vehicular homicide after last month's crash. his tractor-trailer crashed into the schmidt family. they were in two separate cars. the mother, joanne schmidt, was pregnant. po
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Oct 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
. the u.s. has stepped up drone strikes, and militants have increased attacks on army targets. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> now to the race to the white house, president obama heads to battleground virginia today after a stop in new hampshire yesterday. the president will speak to a crowd at george mason university in fairfax county. this is the second trip to that campus in as many weeks. after his rally, the president will head to camp david to prepare for the final presidential debate. that will be held monday in boca raton, florida. another event will be happening near the george mason campus. if you're headed that way, expect a lot of congestion and a lot of detours in that area. starting at 10:00, vehicles that are bigger than suvs will not be able to drive down route 123 ox road. details include braddocks and roberts road as well. >>> the people holding a rally in daytona beach on the same day as biketoberfest. they joked to a local paper that romney is going for a biker vote. >>> just 48 hours after their contentious debate, president obama and mitt romney tra
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Oct 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
expensive campaign in u.s. history. they have raised more than 2 billion so far. the rest involve super pacs and nonprofit groups. just to give you a sense of how much money is being raised, it breaks down to $5 per voter. >>> a virginia congressman speaking out about video of his son that forced him to resign from his campaign. earlier this week, the group project veritas posted this hidden camera video of congressman jim moran's son patrick, discussing how someone could vote illegally in virginia. the release of that tape prompted him to resign from his father's campaign, and arlington police say they are now investigating possible voter fraud. in a statement, the congressman said in part i don't condone the actions of the right wing organization in question, but i recognize this incident is teaching patrick a tough lesson. he goes on to say the conversation drifted into discussions that reflected a serious error in judgment that patrick wishes he could take back. >>> 6:07 is your time. 63 degrees. we continue to track developments out of afghanistan a after a dead lly incident
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Oct 18, 2012 5:00am EDT
month's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. "the new york times" is reporting that libyan authorities say a leader of a different militant islamist group is to blame here. they accuse ahmed kattalah of orchestrating that attack. he is a leader in a group called ansar-alshari'a. they say it disputes president obama's claims that killing osama bin laden has crippled the group. the al qaeda mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks is expected to be back in the courtroom today. khalid sheikh mohammed has been in court today. he showed up yesterday in a camouflage vest and accused the u.s. government of kill millions of people. the judge says this was the first time and last time mohamed would be allowed to make personal comments. he and four other men are charged with terrorism and murder. they could receive the death penalty if convicted. >>> new developments in the meningitis outbreak. three more people have died. that raises the death toll to 19. the latest deaths are reported in florida and tennessee. two people have died if virginia and one in maryland. this morning, at least 2
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
attack killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. some republicans have suggested the state department denied repeated requests for extra security at the mission. >>> an italian man who attracted worldwide attention for staging a protest on the dome of st. peter's basilica has now come down. that man, who owns a beach front concession stand in northern italy, climbed out on to the ledge in vatican city on tuesday and stayed there for 24 hours. he finally agreed to come down after italy's tourism minister promised to meet with a group of beach concession owners about new rules that impact their business. >>> everyone is trying to cash in on the natiols' playoff run, but mayor vincent gray is stepping in the keep you from paying more on your ride to and from the ballpark. the d.c. taxicab commission announced a dollar surcharge that would begin two hours before each home playoff game and last until 4:00 the next morning, but they quickly rescinded the fee after a call from the mayor who said the charge was iladvised. d.c. police have put hundreds of officers on stand
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
asked for. >> both agreed it's time to wind down u.s. involvement. ryan said he agreed with the president to pull troops out of the country by 2014 but felt the white house should not announce a deadline and expose potential weakness. >>> a difficult day for the wife of a man beaten and robbed in eastern market. she'll come face to face with the subjects in court. thomas macelin has been in the hospital since august. he's blind in one eye and unable to walk or feed himself. last night a business community in capitol hill announced a $10,000 trust for macelin's family. his wife abby accepted the donation. she also talked about a safety festival being held next weekend. >> be part of a greater community. this is not only a reminder that we're members of this community, but it's a visceral and real experience for us to bond together in a way we should be doing every day, and it shouldn't take horrible experiences like these to inspire that spirit. >>homas branch and couti are expected in court today. the third defendant, waived his hearing. >>> a 4-year-old boy is lucky to be alive
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Oct 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
morning, reports that a man suspected of leading last month's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya is in plain sight. ahmed abu katallah spent hours in a luxury hotel in benghazi. he said he hasn't been questioned once about the attack which killed the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. he says he doesn't have any plans to go into hiding either. he's the leader of a militant islamic group. >>> the man accused of trying to bomb the federal reserve building in new york may have targeted maryland too. court documents show that in july quazi nafis talked to an undercover agent about attacking a military base near baltimore. nafis reportedly changed his mind because he wanted a target that would cause more devastation. nafis was arrested wednesday in manhattan. his family in bangladesh insist he is an a terrorist. >>> the boston common mall will reopen after chaos in the food court. that is where a man is accused of throwing a molotov cocktail. here the man is being taken into custody near the courthouse metro station. this morning atf agents are trying to figure
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
to the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last month. >>> if you haven't registered to vote yet, this week is your last chance. maryland voters will have until tomorrow, and the same goes for people in west virginia. in the district, the deadline has already passed to register by mail. you can still register in person. you'll have to do that at a public library, firehouse, or police station. >>> five minutes after the hour now. today lawmakers remember former senator arlen specter. he died yesterday after a long battle with non-hodgkins lymphoma. he served in the pennsylvania state for five terms. he lost re-election in 2010. specter was also known for helping to support supreme court justices and serving on the warren commission, which investigated the kennedy assassination. arlen specter was 82 years old. >>> hearings get under way today for some of the men charged in the september 11th terror attacks. five of the men being held at guantanamo bay will go before a military commission. among them, khalid sheikh mohammed, the selfrofessed mastermind of the attacks. relat
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00am EDT
afghanistan next year. philip hammond told bbc there is evidence, as the u.s. has withdrawn its surge, the afghan forces have stepped up and taken over. britain is already withdrawing 500 soldiers this year, leaving around 9,000. all british troops are expected to leave afghanistan by the end of 2014. >>> this morning lawmakers across the country are remembering a longtime former pennsylvania senator. arlen specter served in the u.s. senate for much of his 30-year career in politics. he was heavily involved in choosing supreme court justices and was known to many as a moderate. for years, he served as a republican but switched to a democrat in 2009. he lost his re-election bid in the 2010 primary. for the last ten years, specter fought a very public battle with non-hodgkins lymphoma. he died yesterday at the age of 82. >>> right now the former captain of the ship costa concordia francesco scuttino arrived in court this morning. he's accused of manslaughter, abandoning ship, and other charges. he denies the charges and is suing to get his job back. 32 people on board died when the ship
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Oct 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
which show their outfit in different colors. this is the company's fifth store in the u.s. and first on the west coast. i went online. i won't lie. and on youtube to see what it was all about. we're trying to figure out when they're bringing this to d.c. this is cool stuff. they have models suspended in clear glass. >> i think they stole the idea from the jetsons. they used to have that. >> they did used to have that. so fashion forward. >> the time right now is 6:12. next the college football suspensions that could impact maryland's game against wake forest today. >>> and the reaction you just have to see when a soldier mom surprises her daughter at a pumpkin patch. >>> time to break ott out the fall and winter gear this >>> talk about getting into the halloween spirit. this is the latest challenger for the world's largest pumpkin. ron wallace the owner of the giant gourd is set to take the pumpkin to the great weigh off in rhode island. last week wallace set the world record in massachusetts with the pumpkin weighing in at 2,009 pounds. he thinks this one tipped the scales ar
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Oct 20, 2012 6:00am EDT
to radical groups in their country. officers arrested him this week. the u.s. attorney's office called him one of the most dangerous terrorists the u.s. has seen since 9/11. prosecutors say he had already reached out to others about building a terror cell and nothing was going to stop him. court documents show he considered attacking a military base near baltimore but then he changed his mind because he wanted a target that would cause more devastation. >>> this morning attorneys for the man accused of killing trayvon martin can get a better look at the teen's life before he died. a florida judge says george zimmerman's attorneys can review his phone, school, and other records to learn if he had violent tendencies. zimmerman, who was serving as a neighborhood watch volunteer, shot and killed the unarmed teen and maintains he shot him in self-defense. >>> some fair goers in texas got to ride one popular ride a little longer than expected. two dozen people were stranded on one of the tallest rides at the texas state fair last night. the stratus sphere lost power leaving riders in
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Oct 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
here in the u.s. on tuesday. >>> nbc has a halloween treat for you. >> i didn't mean for me to be a surprise. >> i meant for you to be a surprise. >> and the munsters are back in mocki mockingbird lane. it's a remake of the classic 1960s sitcom. the 2012 version does not feature a laugh track but features plenty of special effects. it stars jerry o'connell, portia
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Oct 17, 2012 4:30am EDT
bomb went off at the gate of a u.s.-afghan combat outpost, shaking houses nearly two miles away. many injured soldiers were in rooms inside the base that collapsed from the force of the explosion. the taliban has claimed responsibility. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> both presidential candidates hit the campaign trail again today after last night's second debate. mitt romney heads to virginia. he'll visit leesburg and chesapeake a day after his running mate paul ryan campaigned in fredericksburg and lynchburg. president obama will hold rallies in two other battleground states, ohio, and iowa. he is scheduled to campaign in northern virginia on friday. both campaigns are declaring victory in last night's debate. the format allowed them to go at one another more vigorously. they clashed on several issues, including the president's energy policy. >> you cut licenses on federal land and federal waters in half. >> not true, governor. >> by how much did you cut them by? >> governor, we have actually produced more oil. >> how much did you cut on federal lands and federal
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Oct 22, 2012 4:30am EDT
denying reports that the u.s. and iran have agreed to talks over tehran's nuclear program. "the new york times" reported over the weekend that the two sides had agreed in principal to one on one talks. a u.n. security spokesperson said the report isn't true. however, president obama has said he'll do whatever it takes to keep iran from getting a nuclear weapon. >>> some doctors say the nationwide meningitis outbreak could have been prevented. according to "usa today," there was a similar outbreak ten years ago in north carolina, when five people became ill, and one of them died. doctors say compounded steroid injections given for back pain needs to be particularly sterilized. so far the cdc says 23 people have died in this outbreak, including two in virginia and one in maryland. another 285 are sick. >>> today the international cycling union will decide if lance armstrong should be stripped of his seven tour de france titles. they made the recommendation back in aulling. armstrong recently resigned as chairman of the live strong foundation. last week his sponsors, nike, n anheuser busch,
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Oct 15, 2012 4:30am EDT
specter served in the u.s. senate for much of his 30-year career in politics. he was heavily involved in choosing supreme court justices and known to many as a moderate. for years he served as a republican but switched to a democrat in 2009. he lost his re-election bid in the 2010 primary. for the last ten years, specter fought a very public battle with nonhodgkins lymphoma. he died yesterday at the age of 82. >>> families will be watching today as hearings for the september 11th terrorist attacks get under way at guantanamo bay, cuba. five men charged with planning or assisting in the attacks will go before a military commission. among them, khalid sheikh mohammed, the self-professed mastermind of the attacks. relatives will be able to watch the hearings at forts in several states, including maryland. >>> right now police in howard county asking for your help to find a missing elderly man. take a good look at your tv screen. charles turner was last seen leaving his house on bozly road in ellicott city around 4:00. he reportedly told family members he'd be right back. he neve
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Oct 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
vehicles due to malfunctioning power window switches. about 2.5 million vehicles are in the u.s. the models include camry, rav4, highlander and many more, made between the years of 2005 and 2010. so far no accidents have been reported because of the window problem. at the news 4 live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> october is bullying awareness month. for one frederick county, maryland teen, he's all too aware of the problems of bullying. preston deener was set to do a camera interview about bullying, and three teens came up and attacked him. preston was suspended for fighting against a bully, but the bully was not suspended. his mother said they can't come up with a plan with brunswick county officials, but they can't stop it. >> if preston is at an active, they will support him. there will be people ins clas. all the teachers are now aware of the situation. it's more or less now they're taking precaution, and now they're actually trying to help us the best they can. >> frederick county school officials say they're working on identifying the students who bullied preston. >>> a marylan
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Oct 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
triathlons thanks to a prosthesis but when something went wrong during a race a u.s. marine was there to help him make it across that finish line. they'll both be in our studio live to talk about it when we get started on a saturday morning right here on "today." for now back to you in washington. >> looks like a great story. thanks. >> see you soon. >>> the time is 6:42. the canadian officials are issuing strict warnings against those who bully others after a 15-year-old committed suicide because of bullying. police say amanda todd was bullied and attacked constantly. she uploaded a video to youtube describing the years of torture. her mother says she hopes others will learn something from her tragedy and stop the bullying all together. >>> a 15-year-old high schooler faces charges for threatening another student while being videotaped. the high school student preston deaner was doing an interview about bullying when three students approached him and hit him. the teen suspect is charged as a juvenile with assault. last night preston's family held an anti-bullying dance for students. tho
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Oct 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
at president obama from running up the debt. >> the four deficits are the four large zest u.s. history. he is adding as much debt -- >> the debt held by the public having increased by about 79% by upon. so when obama came to office, there was an officially projected deficit of $1.2 trillion. so he's not on the took for all of that. >> so, some good advice -- >> they blame to take the factual high ground and then go on to distort some of the facts. in our experience, any time a political campaign tells you they're giving you the facts, you're probably about to be bamboozled. >> special interest groups are spending big bucks trying to sway voters. it would pave the way for a casey know in prince georges county. that's on base to exceed candidate spending in the past two governor's races combined. there has also been big spending for question six that would uphold a state law. groups supporting and opposing that law have spend more than $4 million -- >> a coalition of religion groups are set to call on metro. the coalition that includes representatives from christian, jewish and
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Oct 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
wait for the u.s. attorney general, the virginia attorney general should have jumped in and done this and would have been, i would imagine, the first to do it if it would have been a democratic operative. >> he is going to investigate. >> he should. and the feds should investigate. number three, the danger here is they did find those voter registration forms he dropped in the dumpster. question is, did he dump others? and destroy others that may not about been found? here you have mass confusion where people will go to the polls thinking they have registered to vote only to find out they vice president and virginia is a key state. >> key swing state. >> this is serious, serious issue. >> we're talking about voter fraud here. we're talking about -- >> this is exactly voter fraud. >> the critics, the people concerned about the wrong people voting with be this is real voter fraud. >> while we're on -- go ahead, jerry. >> i was going to say, to my recollection, weren't the republicans concerned about voter i.d.? >> that's what i just said. >> because of voter fraud? it just seems the
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Oct 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
returns to sweden, he could be sent to the u.s. to face charges over publishing classified documents. as far as his health, britain's foreign service office says they don't know of any medical concerns, despite reports, he's lost of lot of weight. >>> we've just learned the family of a pakistani teen activist shot in the head by the taliban is now on the way to the uk to see her for the very first time. they left pakistan this morning. they're scheduled to land in about five hours. malala's mother, father, and two brothers are expected to make the flight. they'll be briefed on her condition, then reunited. she's been there for about a week and they haven't seen her in that time. doctors say she's stable. she was, of course, shot on her way home from school earlier this month. >>> president obama is getting an early start to another busy day on the campaign trail. he's set to land less than two hours from now in tampa. it will be the first stop on a day that will also take in two rallies in richmond and cleveland. the president will also stop in chicago this afternoon to vote. he'll end t
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Oct 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
that god intended to happen. >> and comment controversy remark during a u.s. senate debate that could be a major headache this morning for mitt romney. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. turn back the clock. it says wednesday, october 24th right now, but it's not going to feel like fall today. already temperatures in the 60s for some of us. by later today, the temperatures really going to sky rocket. >> we're going to enjoy it while it lasts. tom kierein is here with our forecast. tom, good morning. >> this time of year we don't have as much daylight as we do in august, so any spike in the temperature is not going to last as long, but it may briefly feel like summer by midafternoon. >>> right now it is off to a balmy start around the metro area, else where, where you see the moving green on storm team 4 satellite image, that's a light rain. just a very few sprinkles trying to reach the ground in loudoun county and farther west in eastern west virginia and western maryland, it is tracking east. you might briefly need an umbrella
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Oct 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
sights on the u.s. east coast places like cuba and the caribbean are cleaning up from the destruction. the death toll is up to 44 people in the caribbean including 29 people in haiti. the numbers are expected to rise because more than 250,000 people are still living in temporary, unsecured housing from the earthquake back in 2010. flooding is also a concern as river levels are also on the rise. >>> today d.c. residents preparing for hurricane sandy can get free sand bags from the department of public works. they'll be there between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. today. outside rfk stadium in lot number 7. meantime we expect to learn more today about preparations during a news conference. be sure to stay with news 4 and nbc washington.com for the latest on how the city is preparing. >>> one area that is not looking forward to potential flooding is d.c.'s bloomingdale neighborhood. this community is prone to flash flooding around florida avenue and north capitol street. yesterday crews rushed to clear storm drains. one woman says she took matters into her own hands. >> they said do the best y
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
authorities and disclose his personal finances. the u.s. attorney's office is not commenting on the reason for the hearing. brown on still faces up to a year in prison. >>> problems may still persist in d.c.'s tax office five years after it was rocked by the largest embezzlement scandal in the city's history. "the washington post" is reporting auditors have warned district cfo about the issues. including poor tracking of tax payments, dummy accounts set up with fake social security numbers, and lack of management oversight. this comes five years after a mid-level manager was caught stealing millions through phony tax return refunds. >>> the nats' pitching struggles against the cardinals. st. louis' offense dominated the nationals, hitting four home runs en route to vehicle tee. the series is now tied at one game apiece with the series shifting to the nation's capital for the final three games. dan hellie has a recap from st. louis. >> good morning. all that went right in game one for the nationals did not in game two. starting pitcher jordan zimmermann struggled big-time giving up f
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Oct 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
local paper that romney is going for the biker vote. >>> both of virginia apgs u.s. senate candidates are vowing to keep thousands of virginiians from losing their jobs. democrat tim kaine and republican george allen squared off last night in the final debate before voters head to the polls. that debate got personal when the candidates discussed sequestration. virginia could lose thousands of defense jobs if congress can't reach a deal on reducing the deficit by the end of the year. >> i have a son that just started the career in the military. i'm not going to do things that will hurt the troops or hurt defense. >> we have thousands of jobs at risk here in virginia, and they shouldn't be used as a bargaining tool to raise taxes on job creating small business owners. >> allen also accused kaine of being a yes man for president obama. kaine countered by saying he'll support whoever is president. >>> google accidentally released an earnings report early. shares of google fell 9% yesterday when the quarterly report got released. nasdaq even suspended trading for a short time. the stock re
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00am EDT
. meanwhile, a new survey by mastercard advisers finds more than 70% of u.s. consumers say the outcome of the election will have an impact on their finances. less than 40% believe the economy is stable, and only a quarter think it will improve over the next six months. guys, their top worries, loss of income and debt, their big concerns. >> time right now is 5:56. president obama's late night comedy tour continues this week. he'll be a guest on "the tonight show" with jay leno wednesday night. this will be his third time since becoming president and fifth overall. the president went on the late show with jon stewart last week. romney has avoided late night talk shows since becoming the republican presidential nominee, but his wife anna appeared on "the tonight show" last month. >>> the stars will be out to honor ellen degeneres. >> the comedienne is receiving the nation's top prize, the mark twain prize for humor. lily tomlin, john krasinski, and jane lynch, the list goes on, will be live for that tribute. >> the show will be broadcast on october 30th on pbs. well deserved. definitely one of
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
billion in damage. that could make it the costliest in u.s. history. when you look at the airports and the amount of flights. more than 10,000 flights cancelled. we're talking about a very large effect because of this one super storm. reporting live in cape may, new jersey. i'm danielle leigh. back to you. >>> the race for the white house is taking a backseat to sandy. president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign events out of respect for storm victims. the president returned to washington yesterday to oversee the government's response to the super storm. he said he's more concerned about sandy's impact right now than about next week's election. mitt romney is also'skrai scrap his campaign events. they'll hold storm relief events instead. their campaign is not saying what those events involve. yesterday romney asked supporters at his rallies to donate to the red cross. >>> and many area residents not able to vote because of what happened with sandy. governor martin o'malley ordered early voting in the state to close for a second day. the d.c. board of elections postponed
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Oct 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
sights on the u.s. east coast places like cuba and the caribbean are cleaning up from the storm's path of destruction in the caribbean. the death toll is up to 43 people including 29 people in haiti. those numbers are expected to rise because more than 250,000 people are still living in temporary, unsecured housing from the earthquake there from 2010. flooding is also a concern as river levels are also on the rise. >>> as we continue to track hurricane sandy people are getting ready for the big storm. many people today will get a little extra help to prevent flooding. news 4's derrick ward is live this morning at rfk stadium with more on how you can get prepared. good morning, derrick. >> good morning. it is a veritable bee hive of activity behind me at rfk stadium. we're in lot seven. there was one line. now you can see there are two lines of folks getting sand bags and of course this is in anticipation of sandy hitting us with at least four inches of rain. in areas like bloomingdale and d.c. that much rain or even less is causing serious problems. they are distributing sand bags
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
, 47 degrees. a u.s. embassy worker targeted and killed. >>> also new allegations against lance armstrong that go beyond doping. >>> the gut wrenching decision for rescuers trying to free a man trapped in a garage collapse. >>> it's ammunition for >>> break news at the live desk. masked gunmen have killed a u.s. employee at the embassy in yemen. the attacker was on a motorcycle. the victim headed an embassy security team. right now a source telling nbc news this has the hallmarks of an al qaeda style attack. more information as we get it from the live desk. >>> you may want to find out who is riding along with your teen when he or she gets behind the wheel. the survey by aaa shows that risky behavior by 16 and 17-year-old drivers increases when other teens are in the car. speeding, late night driving and alcohol use all increase between 5% and 18% when two or more teens were driving in a car with a young driver. aaa says they want to see stricter limits on who can ride with teens when they first get their license. car crashes are the leading cause of death among teens. >>> total
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Oct 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
breezy point section of the rockaway peninsula in queens. it's also in a flood zone area. so the u.s. army has moved in to help escort almost 200 firefighters to the scene using seven-ton trucks. pretty unbelievable. so far two people have suffered minor injuries. the cause of the fire is still unknown. >>> if you're still trying to fly anywhere any time soon, you will expect delays. air travel at reagan and dulles has come to a standstill. thousands of flights all across the world, quite frankly, have been cancelled until further notice. adding on top of the huge number of delays, there are really no planes at any of the major d.c. airports right now. they were flown elsewhere, which means it could be days before airports are up and running again. >>> residents in laurel are dealing with a huge mess this morning. it was hit particularly hard by sandy. news 4's tony tull is live with more. tony, good morning. what are you seeing out there? >> reporter: a lot of people in the area dealing with branches and trees down. now everybody starting to make plans on what to do to clean up once
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Oct 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
finish by doping. that's what a full report from the u.s. anti-doping agency says about lance armstrong's career. the more than 1,000-page report contains testimony from 11 former teammates. they say the seven-time tour de france winner took and forced them to take human growth hormone testosterone and received blood transfusions. the report also details how riders avoided being caught while taking part in what it calls the most sophisticated doping program in sports. armstrong has not commented on the report but has previously denied the usada's assertions. the agency banned armstrong from the sport in august and stripped him of his titles. >>> a sigh of relief this morning for redskins. rookie quarterback robert griffin iii will likely be ready to play on sunday. rg3 took part in a full practice yesterday and says he felt no ill effects of the mild concussion he suffered against falcons on sunday. while griffin says he is ready to play, he will still be evaluated daily and has not been cleared for contact. griffin says he's learned he needs to work harder to keep himself saf
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Oct 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
is a bank manager himself. the suspect came to the u.s. from bangladesh on a student visa. federal agents arrested him yesterday after they say nafis tried to detonate a van loaded with fake explosives. police say that plot proves that new yorkers cannot let their guard down. >> motivated by al qaeda, so we see this threat as, you know, being with us for a long time to come. >> the fbi started surveillance after nafis met an informant in new york's central park back in july. court documents showed he wrote an article to be published by a jihadist website. it mentioned targeting america's economy as a way to destroy the country. >>> ahead, it's something millions of people do. this morning, a little insight into whether taking a daily vitamin is really doing you any good. >>> tom is tracking the chance we could see some storms today. >>> and next, it's happening from here to california. the event being called the great shakeout. as governor, i cut five billion dollars in spending and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by ex
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
schwarzenegger revoked the ruling. >>> federal authorities say friendly fire could have killed a u.s. border control agent. agent nicholas ivy was killed and another agent injured earlier this week along the mexico border. police arrested two men who could be connected to the incident. the agents were responding to nan alarm going off near the border. >>> leaders at the united nations are worried serious civil war could soon grow into a regional conflict. the turkish military continues to attack syrian military positions and could soon send troops into that country. the prime minister now has the authority to launch large scale military operations, including ground troops, if he deemed it necessary. syrians have responded to the attacks, firing back and killing at least five people near the border. >>> fbi agents now collecting evidence after the deadly u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya. a team spent about 12 hours inside the building yesterday. the attack killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. this week the state department ordered an investigation into the a
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
materials. u.s. agents say the smoke grenade violates the u.n. regulations for shipping explosives. a detention hearing is set for tomorrow. >>> police are looking for a woman who swiped an expensive wedding dress from a new jersey store. it happened a week ago in fanwood. the shop owner says the woman came in with a group of six friends and a small child. the friends were distracting the owners inside the dressing room while the woman was able to grab a $5,000 gown and walk out. police say the little girl was in on the act, too. >> the kid asked for my wife to go to buy pizza and go by a drink, and we say this is a boutique store this is not a restaurant. >> so far, no one has come forward to identify the woman or her accomplices. >> that's pretty bold. >> i don't know what you're thinking to drag a child into the mess as well. >> i'm thinking a huge wedding gown, you're walking down the street. somebody might notice that. >> somebody might catch you. time for weather and traffic. veronica johnson here with some forecast news for us. >> yeah. our weather is not that crazy. but certai
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. some republicans suggested the state department denied repeated requests from u.s. diplomats for extra security at the mission. >>> and italian business owner protesting the country's economic policies has now come down from the ledge on st. peter's basilica. the man who owns a beach front concession stand in northern italy climbed on the ledge in vet can city on tuesday and stayed there for 24 hours. he finally agreed to come down after italy's tourism minister promised to meet with a group of beach concession owners about new rules that impact their businesses. >>> a school bus driver is in the hospital after passing out and causing this crash. the family who lived at the house was not home at time. five children between 5 and 8 years old were on the bus and not hurt. police have not released the driver's medical condition. the bus crashed in the garage but still caused structural damage. >>> you hear it every election. people will move out of the country if the other guy wins. jetblue is offering some help moving peop
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
votes. >>> a congressional committee will meet today to discuss last month's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the hearing is expected to focu on security missteps by the u.s. state department. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the attack. a state department official will be along the witnesses to testify before the house oversight committee. he's expected to deny reports the state department ignored requests for additional security in libya in the weeks and months before the attack. the man believed to be behind the anti-muslim film that sparked riots across the middle east is due in court today. a federal judge will decide if mark bassly youssef should be sent back to prison. prosecutors say youssef lied to prosecutors and used aliases. he was behind the 14-minute film called "innocence of muslims" which led to violence in the middle east. >>> the highest military court will hear whether records of army private bradley manning should be made public. manning is accused of giving information to the website wikileaks. the center for const
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